More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China has ratings and 33 reviews. Jim said: I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up o. “In The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Patricia Ebrey pursues these and other basic questions about the shaping of Chinese civilization. Her scope is.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
A solid overview of Chinese history. Does what it says on the tin. There was nothing wrong but nothing cmabridge got you excited either, so what is there to talk about or to remember? Well done cultural, social, and political history of China up until a short period after Mao’s death.
Oct 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Cambridge University PressJan 25, – History – pages. Patricia Buckley Ebrey is an American historian specializing in cultural and gender issues during the Chinese Song Dynasty. May 20, Jen Huang rated it liked it.
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I didn’t finish the entire book because my class on Chinese Civilization only went so far as the Ming dynasty, but this is a really great textbook. Singapore in the Global System: I found this one a good read because it dwelt on women in Chinese history and not just men, and also because it highlighted ma This history of China, with illustrations, is a wonderful look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present.
You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very chima cultures. So a good book, pleasant to read and quite illustated even if a bit too cautious and textbook like at times.
illstrated Dec 20, Cole Jack rated it liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. Paperbackpages. A coherent book, well balanced chapters and sub chapters and an interesting mix of topics.
The Eastern Zhou Period. This book was written with this in mind and this only adds to the arguments that this is a perfect start for anyone who is interested in China from any discipline for it lacks the “china will dominate us all” attitude so prevalent in most books and articles on China today.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Aug 10, Rupert Knowles rated it really liked it. More populous than any other country on earth, Ebery also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. The Age of Division.
The author was clearly convinced that her background as a western modern trained historian living in the current age has had an enourmous role in shaping her analysis. More populous than any other chinw on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it.
It reads like a standard textbook and one that actively tries to avoid conflict and perhaps that was what I did not like, the lack of provocation. You need to be reeeeallllly interested in Chinese history to like this book.
There are no discussion cammbridge on this book yet. Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview cambridg Chinese history, something many books struggle with, and manages to not only do this but also alongside, give insight into culture, arts, politics and key Feb 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.
In that sense, this book, very professionally published, with excellent and entertaining text and fabulous pictures, is a great place to start. Lists with This Book. Used in my Chinese History classes. She not only points this out but places her position next to opinions on the same chapter by Chinese historians both modern and pre modern for china has had historians for over thousands of years of which a sizable collection has survived and points out the difference without making a claim as to which is superior.